Maria F. Townsend Profile

ProfilesMaría Fernanda Townsend is a graduate student in the Bilingual Education program at New York University from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Maria Townsend
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Maria holds a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Relay Graduate School of Education in New York and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and French from the University of Notre Dame. As a researcher, María’s area of study is bilingual early childhood education, and specifically the impact bilingual early childhood programs have on children’s linguistic and academic development as well as on communities of immigrants and other minority groups. María recently completed the Teach For America program, through which she taught 3K and Pre-K in a community based organization on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Work for CID:
María Fernanda Townsend translated KC35: Media Ecology into Spanish.

New York U Job Ad: Race, Culture & Media

Job adsAssistant Professor in Race, Culture & Media Studies, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education & Human Development, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

Deadline: October 1, 2017

The Department of Media, Culture, and Communication will hire an entry-level, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor in Race, Culture, and Media Studies to join our faculty starting September 1, 2018. We seek an engaging educator whose research, teaching, and service will prepare our students for future success in the global public sphere by providing a critical lens through which to understand the relationship between media and communication as it relates to race, ethnicity, inequality and identity.

NYU Steinhardt values equity, diversity, and inclusion and especially encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Necessary Qualifications
Doctoral degree awarded by spring 2018, and primary research trajectory consistent with the position description.

NYU job ad: Media, Culture, Communication

Assistant Professor, Media, Culture, and Communication
New York University

The Department of Media, Culture, and Communication in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University seeks a beginning assistant professor (tenure track) who specializes in contemporary media, identity formation, and social activism in African-American and/or other African Diaspora communities. Candidates should submit dissertations, book manuscripts, publications, and other samples of scholarly writing. They should also be able to demonstrate capacity for excellence in teaching through student evaluations, teaching observations, or similar materials.

The Department of Media, Culture, and Communication is home to 30 full-time faculty and serves approximately 750 undergraduate majors, 90 MA students, and 40 PhD students. NYU’s dynamic Global Network University includes NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai, and international programs and academic centers around the world.

NYU is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment and strongly encourages applications from historically underrepresented groups.

Qualifications:  Qualified candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand by September 1, 2015, and an active agenda of research, publication, and teaching.

Responsibilities:  Teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students, conduct research, and engage in program, department, school-level, and university service.

Applications:  Please apply via e-mail with a cover letter, CV, names and contact information for three references, and a significant sample of work to:

Applications may be addressed to:
Professor Ben Kafka
Department of Media, Culture, and Communication
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
New York University
239 Greene St, 8th floor
New York NY 10003

Further information about the position can be obtained from Lisa Gitelman, Department Chair:  gitelman[at]nyu{dot}edu.

Review of applications will begin on October 31st, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

New York U job ad

Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
Assistant Professor

The Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in the cultural study of the Middle East at the assistant professor level, to begin September 1, 2012, pending budgetary and administrative approval. We seek a scholar who can contribute to the department’s graduate track in Culture and Representation, which focuses on the history, politics, and theories of representation as they relate to Middle Eastern cultures within an interdisciplinary framework. The department welcomes candidates from different disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences, and from across the broader geography of the Islamic world (interest in Turkey or the Maghrib is desirable). Candidates must have the Ph.D. by the time of appointment, demonstrate potential for superior scholarly accomplishment, and be prepared to teach a wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses and to supervise doctoral dissertation research.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2011. To apply see the NYU Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies web site at via the “Employment” link to submit a detailed cover letter describing research and teaching experience, c.v., writing samples, and the names of three referees.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.